filling in the "gaps"
...inspiration regarding how to go about filling in the "gaps" of the Ottopia plan--create the boundary of the gap and fill the resultant (strange) shape with some existing plan data. I tried the process for behind the Altes Museum, filling the shape of the site with the Chandigarh/Governor's Palace site plan, and the outcome is nice--I'm going to treat it as a mat building with "sculptural" buildings on top.
I also did some strange 'scale and rotate' experiment with the Islamabad complex plan, using complex windows, and a kind of deconstructivist/Libeskind type of plan resulted. I'm not sure if more experimentation will result in better, more provocative or satisfying results. I wonder what would happen if the exercise were applied to a model instead of a plan?
On Quondam's front page I published images from the Ichnographia contiguous elements database. I just removed all line work apart from the (white) walls. The resultant drawings are a bit reminiscent of Hejduk's masques. I don't know if I'll ever use such data for any kind of design idea or implication.
And it turns out that the contiguous elements of Piranesi's Ichnographia Campus Martius do have an affinity with Hejduk's Berlin Masque.